Religion: Billy Heads South

Billy Graham has pointedly steered clear of civil rights demonstrations. But last week, he started the first phase of a major crusade to see whether his gospel message—that men must love God before they can love one another—can ease some of the racial tension in the South. "As a Southerner," says Baptist Billy, "I may have a little more influence than a man with a New England accent."

Billy's first stop was Dothan (pop. 36,753), a southern Alabama black belt farming center where his brother-in-law is pastor of a Presbyterian church. From there he would move on to the University of Alabama...

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